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This is the distribution of gThumb, an image viewer and browser utility
for the GNOME environment.
Information about gthumb can be found at
What is gThumb
* gThumb is an image browser
+ Browse your hard disk showing you thumbnails of image files.
+ Thumbnails are saved in the same database used by Nautilus so you
don't waste disk space.
+ Automatically update the content of a folder.
+ Copy, move, delete images and folders.
+ Bookmarks of folders and catalogs.
* gThumb is an image viewer
+ View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image
types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA, ICO, XPM.
+ Optional support for RAW and HDR (high dynamic range) images.
+ View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
+ View in fullscreen mode.
+ View images rotated, flipped, mirrored.
* gThumb is an image organizer
+ Add comments to images.
+ Organize images in catalogs, catalogs in libraries.
+ Print images and comments.
+ Search for images on you hard disk and save the result as a catalog.
Search criteria remain attached to the catalog so you can update it
when you want.
* gThumb is an image editor
+ Change image hue, saturation, lightness, contrast and adjust colors.
+ Scale and rotate images.
+ Save images in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, TGA.
+ Crop images.
+ Red-eye removal tool.
* gThumb is an advanced tool
+ Import images from a digital camera.
+ Slide Shows.
+ Set an image as Desktop background.
+ Create index image.
+ Rename images in series.
+ Convert image format.
+ Change images date and time.
+ JPEG lossless transformations.
+ Find duplicated images.
This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public
License (GNU GPL).
You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING.
In order to build this program you need a working GNOME environment
version 2 or greater, with the development tools installed properly.
The following is the detailed list of libraries you need:
* glib version >= 2.16.0
* gtk version >= 2.18.0
* gthread
* gmodule
* gio-unix
* gconf version >= 2.6.0
* intltool version >= 0.35.0
* unique version >= 1.1.2
While not mandatory, these libraries greatly increase gThumb's
basic usefulness:
* exiv2 version >= 0.18
(embedded metadata support)
* gstreamer version >= 0.10
(video support)
* libjpeg
* libtiff
(jpeg and tiff writing support)
These libraries are optional:
* clutter version >= 1.0.0
* clutter-gtk version >= 0.10.0
(These libraries provide enhanced slideshow effects.)
* libopenraw version >= 0.0.8
(This adds some support for RAW photos)
If dcraw is present (and is in your executable search path),
gthumb can view full RAW photos.
gThumb has a plug-in system for extensions. Some standard features
are implemented as extensions and are supplied with the standard
distribution. Users may write (and share) additional extensions.
See for details.
* Tar archives can be found here:
* If you know what git is and how to use it, you can download and
compile the latest development version using the following
git clone git://
cd gthumb
./ --prefix=/usr CFLAGS="-ggdb"
sudo make install
More development information is available at
18 January 2010